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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,914 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    LEED NC for new office buiding
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    191 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Partially Occupied Warehouse
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    923 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    36 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    United States
    fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    101 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: SSc4.2 alternative
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 Dan Barton
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: Sports Field Exceptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    45 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: Kitchen Hoods with gas make-up air unit
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    SSc4.3: "publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area"
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    387 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    United States
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    India
    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Data Center PUE & Energy Star Rating
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    477 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Cut Sheets for re-used Furniture?
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    100 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Confirmation - perforated sticker sign
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    132 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    RE: Option 2 "reduction below industry average"
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    6 Sharon Small
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    RE: CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    444 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: ID credits earned in Base Bldg vs CI
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    148 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    RE: Preferred Parking a must for EVSE vehicles ?
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    2 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: B-Corp Certification
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    32 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: Off-site area counted for two LEED projects
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    93 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: Emergency generator fule meter
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    146 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: Bamboo and CS
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    35 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    Romania
    EPD without program operator and/or specific PCR
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    18 Paula Rantanen
    Consultant
    Ramboll Finland Oy
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: footprint clarification
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    196 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    measuring heat pump load for system submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    43 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    United States
    VOC content - 11890-2
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    97 Jane Long
    Ms
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    115 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    RE: Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    65 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    RE: No Landscape Area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    France
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    SSc4.3: "publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area"
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    387 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    United States
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    LEED NC for new office buiding
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    191 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    Turf grass with trees
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    395 JOHANNA SENOTT
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    IAQ Procedure - Contaminants tested
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    2 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    57 Alana Fichman
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    444 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    Does restaurant dishwashers qualify as waste water?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Canada
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    ERV serving 3 different tenants
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    59 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Canada
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 08:35 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 08:34 United States
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 07:50 United States
    Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    447 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 06:43 Sweden
    Stormwater not going to municipal infrastructure
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    171 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 02:23 Singapore
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 23:05 United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,914 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:09 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,914 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:08 United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    115 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:07 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    115 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:06 United States
    CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 15:27 United States
    New purchases Energy Star
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    11 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 12:51 Colombia
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    69 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 09:30 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 09:12 United States
    Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    11 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 07:43 Denmark
    Confused about credit title
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    11 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 07:24 Denmark
    satisfaction surveys - Ergonomics strategy
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    34 Jean-Baptiste SARFATI
    Environmental adviser - LEED AP ID+C
    Astrance
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 06:29 France
    Options in IPMVP Volume III
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    146 Nicole Isle
    Chief Sustainability Strategist
    Glumac
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    2015-05-20 18:40 United States
    FSC MIX
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    444 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    2015-05-20 16:28 Mexico
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    2015-05-20 12:00 United States

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